Buenaventura, home to the port of Aguadulce, Colombia’s main port on the Pacific coast, is a strategic city. Most of the Andean country’s exports and imports pass through the port, which was recently upgraded in a project that sets a standard for the entire region.

Soletanche Bachy helped achieve the modernisation by working within the SBCC joint venture and designed and built a 600-metre container terminal (SPIA). This was followed by a 250-metre bulk terminal (Boscoal), where the first cargo ship docked in December 2016 carrying maize loaded at the Louis Dreyfus terminal in the Argentinian port of Bahía Blanca, which Soletanche Bachy handed over five years ago.

In Buenaventura, several innovations were introduced to boost the eficiency and quality of the onshore and ofshore works, optimise costs and accelerate the construction process.


Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce for SPIA,
Compas for Boscoal

Main contractor

SBCC joint venture (Soletanche Bachy Cimas – Soletanche Bachy International – Conconcreto)